Ollie Harrop June 24, 2013Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in England.
From the series ‘All That Glitters Is Gold’. London 2009
Ollie Harrop (b.1980, Denmark) graduated from Goldsmiths College and has interned at Magnum Photo Agency was featured in the Royal Photographic Society Journal as an up and coming documentary photographer. His most recent work ‘I Love It When You Sing’, a documentary in East London, has been published by the The British Journal of Photography, The Big Issue, BBC Arts, The Guardian and Phaidon Agenda. His commercial work covers architecture, events and portraiture. Clients include the The Freud Museum, Punch Taverns and Wateraid. Ollie is also the events organizer for Contact Editions, a company that supports emerging and established photographers through print sales.
About the Photograph:
“This photo is part of a project examining a group of artists, musicians and designers who occupied a block of empty buildings in South London. Squatting at the time was legal in England, and I was interested in the creative possibilities of utilizing these spaces. I spent a lot of time with the community over a few months, and Ness was regularly there, helping sort through stock and labeling clothing, soaking everything up. I was lucky to catch her lost in her own thoughts at the back of one of the shops, which at the time almost resembled a set for a modern fairytale. It was one of those moments that can come about if you get to know a space well, and wait for the right photo to come to you.”